Earlier this year, as chair of the board of IPAC Manitoba, I received notice that IPAC Manitoba had been awarded the IPAC Regional Group Excellence Award for 2020. This is the second time IPAC Manitoba has received the award since 2017. The award recognizes the importance and contribution of regional group programming and services to … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba wins 2020 Regional Group Excellence Award
IPAC Manitoba is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Condo Award! Established in 1982, the Willard J. Condo Award celebrates student excellence in public administration. The award is distributed annually to the best papers on public administration or public policy written by a student at a Manitoba university or college. Papers are nominated … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba Announces Winners of 2020 Condo Award
In honour of Manitoba 150, IPAC Manitoba asked Professor Paul Thomas, the dean of Public Administration in Manitoba, to prepare remarks on 150 years of the Manitoba public service. These remarks were originally meant for our AGM, but COVID intervened. However, on July 15, it will be 150 years since the Manitoba Act came into … Continue reading Manitoba’s Public Service at 150 – Paul Thomas’ Remarks
With the usual large gatherings being put on hold this year due to the current pandemic, there will be such a void left in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in Canada and celebrations in Indigenous communities in general for the time being. Gatherings of family, friends, and loved ones are a central part of Indigenous culture, … Continue reading Happy National Indigenous Day 2020!
I have no power to make this kind of declaration, but I’ll do it anyway: for National Public Service Week 2020, the theme must be “resilience.” What public servants consider normal is conditioned by what they’ve done. A major change in government can upend your job. A restructuring can have major implications for entire departments. … Continue reading Public Service during a pandemic – National Public Service Week 2020
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (Manitoba Region) is pleased to announce that the 2020 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration will be Dr. Jim Silver. Dr. Jim Silver, Professor of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg, has made a distinctive and tremendously valuable contribution to … Continue reading Dr. Jim Silver recipient of 2020 IPAC Manitoba LG Award for Excellence in Public Administration
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada - Manitoba Region, is pleased to announce its new board, elected at the AGM held May 28th, 2020: Emmet Collins, Chair Angie Conrad, Vice Chair Lailanie Pelayo, Secretary Brent Gibson, Treasurer Stéfanie Allard, Programs Chair Michelle Holigroski, Communications Chair Khrystyna Lazar, New Professionals Chair Andrea Rounce, University Relations Chair Kendell Joiner, … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba elects 2020-21 Board of Directors
Well, it's done. The IPAC 2019 National Conference took Winnipeg by storm for three days. For those of us who've been involved from the beginning, it hardly seemed real, but August 18 through 21 whipped by. There are many, many people to thank, and if you attended the last half day of the conference you … Continue reading IPAC 2019: Phew… and thanks!
Take your experience to the next level with the IPAC conference app The IPAC conference is going digital this year. In the spirit of the transformation theme, the official conference app is the exclusive way to manage your conference agenda and accelerate your networking capabilities. Some key benefits from using the conference app: View the … Continue reading IPAC 2019: Download the App!
For the IPAC 2019 Conference, “Reconciliation in Action” has been identified as a key sub-theme. Loretta Ross, Treaty Commissioner for Manitoba, has agreed to champion this important theme. As the Treaty Commissioner for Manitoba, one of the most important aspects of my position is to provide public education, and teach people about the importance of … Continue reading IPAC Conference – Treaty Commissioner Ross’ thoughts on Reconciliation in Action